Celtic Initials and Alphabets Courtney Davis
Few languages contain as many expressive, lyrical, powerful scripts as the two millennia of Celtic writings. This magnificent collection will prove enlightening to lovers of Celtic lore as well as practical to graphic designers. The hundreds of initials and alphabets shown here demonstrate a sweeping range of cursive pen strokes and decorative letters. The art of using initial letters to summarize the content of a book receives expert attention, and so do unusual techniques such as the triquetra, a three-pointed knot formed from three intersecting arcs; the diaper, the art of repeating geometric patterns; and the pelta, an abstract Celtic motif built out of triangles.